Sharing Lessons at COSEBOC: Blended Learning Developed by Blended Partnerships
At this year’s Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) Annual Gathering, we partnered with the High School of Sports Management (HSSM) in NYC on a blended learning presentation to share best practices with educators and schools leaders from around the country. With the help of Derek Cradle, assistant principal of HSSM, we examined how his school has leveraged partnerships to provide innovative experiences for students and ongoing coaching for teachers, all within a blended learning model.
The session used the partnership with Classroom, Inc. to highlight how our workplace simulations are infused into instruction to help students connect academics to the real world. The school leverages this partnership by combining digital learning games with mentoring from members of the community and face-to-face experiences with professionals in various sports management careers.
Participants learned how this blended learning partnership model is replicable and scalable in various school communities, and how it can work toward both academic and social outcomes for students. COSEBOC is a particularly powerful setting to highlight our work on closing the achievement and opportunity gaps since the gathering is acutely focused on increasing supports for boys of color to succeed in all aspects of life, beginning with a strong educational foundation.
Our program implementation at the High School of Sports Management is made possible by the NY Life Foundation’s Transition Program for Youth.